Chiwetel Ejiofor just might be one of my new favorite actors. The Academy Award nominee (for his role in 12 Years a Slave) has received some of Hollywood’s highest accolades, but he’s not a household name just yet. However, with an amazing performance in August’s Z for Zachariah and a role in Matt Damon’s The Martian coming out in October, Ejiofor is destined for stardom. Now, with the trailer for his next film, Secret in Their Eyes, now out, Fall 2015 just might be what it takes to propel Ejiofor to the next level.
Written and directed by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games), Secret in Their Eyes is about a tight-knit FBI duo Ray (Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts) and their supervisor, District Attorney Claire (Nicole Kidman) who are assigned to a murder that ends up with Jess’s daughter as the victim. Thirteen years later, Ray stumbles upon a lead that can finally close the case and find the murderer. However, the secret that’s kept the mystery open for so long might have irreversible effects on the trio.
Secret in Their Eyes is like an old school Hollywood drama/thriller that I haven’t seen since Gone Girl, which should be a good change of pace from the typical superhero films and sex comedies. Secret in Their Eyes is out in theaters on October 23, 2015.